If I am being sued for a large delinquent credit account, but my husband's name is XXXXX XXXXX in the legal papers, can is wages be garnished? I have not worked for several years due to illness and I have filed for SS Disability, but the process is very time consuming. I want to protect my husband's wages...
State/Country relating to Question: California
I have tried to set up a temporary minimum payment for 6 months, hoping by then I will know more about my SS Disability case. They said they would accept the good faith payment, but not stop the legal action and possible garnishment of my husband's wages.
Good morning,I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.As long as your husband is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, then he will not have a judgment issued against him by the court. That means that his wages may not be garnished to pay for your debt. Also, when you get your social security disability benefits, those benefits will not be capable of being garnished by the creditor either.I wish you the best in 2012.Because I help people here, like you, for a living---this is not a hobby for me, and I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX abiding by the honor system as regards XXXXX XXXXX I wish you and your family the best in your respective futures. Would you be so kind as to Accept my Answer so that I may be compensated for assisting you? Bonuses for greatly informative and helpful answers are very much appreciated. Thanks Again, Doug
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